Over 10 years ago,I met a very sweet Irish lady in the grocery store,I was getting fresh dates from the self serve bin and she was waiting to get dates as well.We struck up a conversation and I mentioned I was making sticky toffee pudding for the 1st time,she asked if I hd a good recipe & when I told her I found one in a cookbook she said oh no,I have a recipe for you.She quickly wrote out a recipe. My family loved it and I've made it many times.It's great warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Lightly spray a 8-inch spring form pan with cooking spray. Place the dates in a food processor and pulse until they are pureed.
Place the date puree in a bowl,sprinkle with baking soda and set aside.
Heat 1 c of water to boiling and add to dates,stir.
In a large bowl,combine butter,brown sugar and eggs;beat until combined. Combine flour,baking powder and salt.
Fold in dry ingredients and date mixture.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake 40-50 mins or until tests done.
Remove and cool on wire rack 10 mins before removing from pan.
Prepare sauce while pudding bakes.
Combine all ingredients in small saucepan and cook over medium heat stirring until slightly thickened.Allow to cool 10 min.before drizzling one half of the sauce over pudding.Serve remaining sauce over individual servings.